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. >> we now expect katrina's hurricane force winds to reach the louisiana coastlin oe as eay as this evening in new orleans before sunrise. >> when hurricane katrina grew into a category 5 with a bull's eye on the city, then mayor ray nagin ordered a mandatory evacuation. >> this is very serious, and it's of the highest nature. >> those who could not get out, were told to go to the superdome. >> at noon today, the superdome will then be opened up as a refuge of last resort. >> this is the superdome, where tonight a crowd of 20,000 to 30,000 people expected. i was among the thousands inside the superdome as katrina hit. i was there when it tore a hole in the roof, and rain started pouring in. and it was there on a night i will never forget that i met albert bryant, sleeping on a cooler. how many people did you bring with you? >> three grandchildren, three children, a sister and a wife. >> even though the hurricane weakened to a category 3 when it hit new orleans, the levees failed and 80% of the city flooded. approximately 100,000 people were trapped in their flooded homes and
. >> new orleans mayor mitch landrieu was louisiana's lieutenant governor during katrina. it was the heart of darkness. >> yeah. >> it had ceased resembling anything i had ever seen outside of iraq. >> there was actually no civil authorities on the ground and i'm not sure that america ever wants to put herself in that position again. ing.eople are still dy people are still trapped. >> i appreciate you calling in. >> veteran new orleans journalist garland robinette de field calls for days on local radio. >> how can we help you with your family? >> i'm very worried about them. if you all are out there, call us and let us know you're okay. >> we had mothers die on the radio, trapped in attics with their children. >> i called 911, i don't know an how many times, and they tell us they can't do nothing for us. >> do you still get driven to anger over it when you see thoss pictures again after five years? >> absolutely. >> the children, the old folks, the people suffering in this city? >> you know, i still remember i was in a london hotel room. i had st come back with republican senator lugar on
, louisiana. >> new orleans, louisiana the yeah, let's hear it for the 504. how do you prepare for this whole darn thing here? >> practice. >> ok. that will get you to broadway but here you are in union square. ladies and gentlemen, two-time winner, mr. leonard oates. >> this is what i do every day. [ringing bells] >> leonard oates, ladies and gentlemen, reigning two-time champion mr. leonard oates. that completes the entire competition, ladies and gentlemen. let's hear it for everybody you heard today. the votes from the judges will now be tallied. that means up guys actually have to go to work now. we're going to name the tom three winners in the amateur and professional categories. the first place winner of the professional competition will take home a beautiful cable car bell with -- made by gilberto at the frens of the cable car museum. every year this man makes a beautiful cable car bell for this competition the mr. gad oy is pretty shy, he won't talk about his work but the craftsmanship speaks for itself the every bell every year is individually made by this man. it's a craft. you will
. that is not a great thing to say. why don't the people in the united states say that we are tired of louisiana and being the most disappearing landmass? this is ridiculous. hundreds of acres, i don't even know the acres but it is a lot. tavis: every artist has to choose their own path. they want to do the artistry and the advocacy. do you feel comfortable mixing the two? why are we so outspoken? >> it is important to me like some kid getting out there trying to make a dollar and creating an extra line. i want to go out and tell some truth because i don't care. this is like someone does not like it, that is their issue. if they don't want to hear the truth, if they don't want to use their eris -- ears, i'm not line. tavis: how long does it take until you get to the point of where you are out? >> i am still breathing, i am blessed. i am able to pay it -- played the music. i have a lot of great friends that encouraged me to do these kind of things. tavis: has the music changed for you? >> actually, i was talking about the truth. we recorded an album called "babylon," and i was saying some spiritu
. >> woodruff: tom bearden reports from louisiana on the state's growing battle against coastal erosion, in the wake of the b.p. oil spill. >> large chunks of louisiana's coastal wetlands are literally dissolving and so are some of the nation's best fishing ground. >> ifill: plus, we hear from former white house economic advisor glenn hubbard, in the first of several conversations on whether to extend the bush- era tax cuts. >> woodruff: and jeffrey brown talks to author gary shteyngart about his new novel set in a not so far off america-- "super, sad, true love story." >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> this is the engine that connects abundant grain from the american heartland to haran's best selling whole wheat, while keeping 60 billion pounds of carbon out of the atmosphere every year. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institution
they may need for years here. jay gray, nbc news, venice, louisiana. >>> well, freed american hiker sarah shourd spoke out yesterday in defense of her fiance and a friend, both still captive in iran, calling their arrest and detention a quote, huge misunderstanding. shourd's comments were carefully constructed and timed to coincide with iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad's visit to new york to address the u.n. general assembly. nbc's brian moore has the story. >> reporter: sarah shourd is ck on american soil. no longer an iranian prisoner, but still living a nightmare. >> and i stand before you today only one-third free. >> reporter: iran is preparing to try her fiance shane bauer and their hiking companion josh fattal, 13 months afterthe three were arrested near the iran/iraq border. >> we committed no crime, and we are not spies. >> reporter: reading a prepared statement, shourd thanked the religious and political leaders in iran for her release. >> the only thing that enabled me to cross the gulf from prison to freedom alone was the knowledge that shane and josh wanted, with all the
in a healthy environment. headquarters is in new orleans, louisiana. we hosted a meeting in new orleans that brought together the legal counsel of this very commission. and environmental justice advocates in the gulf region. at this meeting, we recommended a bigger is enforcement of sections 2704c of the oil pollution act in order to ensure full recovery from the bp oil disaster and to prevent further damage. in enacting the oil pollution act, congress made it very clear that it did not want to reward a at actor with a reliability cut. section 2407c provides five sections, and the number of which removes the statutory exceptions from the policy -- one of these exceptions involves a violation of applicable federal safety construction or operating regulation by a responsible party. it is clear from congressional testimony from people survived the bp oil rig explosion that bp needs this exception and likely others. federal regulations require periodic inspections of blog printer devices. but inspection of the blowout preventer of the deepwater horizon rig was years past due. however, no fe
rita devastated the coast of louisiana and texas, remembering those lost in the storm and in the process of evacuation, recovery and rebuilding, saluting the dedication of the volunteers who offered assistance and support of those affected by the storm, recognizing the process of efforts to rebuild the affected gulf coast region, commending the persistence of the people of the states of louisiana and texas following the second major hurricane to hit louisiana that season, and reaffirming congress' commitment to restore and renew the gulf coast region. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from texas, ms. johnson, and the gentleman from florida, mr. diaz-balart, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from texas. ms. johnson: thank you, madam speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and add in extraneous materials on h.r. 1583. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. the gentlewoman from texas. ms. johnson: thank you, ma
for virginia tech. >>> in louisiana, navy against louisiana tech. second quarter, navy down by six and i rickie dobs. and dobbs'irst pass of the season and we're tied at 13. fourth quarter, navy up 30-23 and they are doing what they normally do, run the ball and run the ball effectively. vince murray up the gut and 17 yards for the score and navy beats louisiana tech, 37-23. >>> talking baseball, nationals taking on the red-h hot if phillies. a runner on and this is a good piece of hitting. it goes opposite to the field and hustling around the bases, relay throw and desmond ends up third can an rbi triple. they get a 1-0 lead. bottom of the third and ryan howard with a man aboard, see ya! his 30th home run and that sets a record with five straight seasons with 30 homers and 100 rbis. the phillies in front, 4-1. top of the eighth, nats down by three and they fall. the phillies won six straight and they continue to play good baseball and they are now three up and have a three-game lead over the braves who is the team i root for. >> good to know. >> not that you realy care but they have have a thr
news. >> our correspondent has been speaking to louisiana still struggling to cope with the aftermath of that spill. he described reaction to the bp report. >> there simply has not been much of a reaction at all here in louisiana. most people here are still trying to get on with their daily lives. any amount of blame at the moment does not help the immediate problems people are facing. in speaking to shrimp fishermen over the past few days. they had no idea this report is coming out. they were working for bp in the clean-up operation. that has stopped any money has dried up, and they're trying to go back to the only thing they know how to do, and that is to catch shrimp, oysters, and crab. the problem with that is nobody in the united states wants to eat the produce they are catching. there is a perception here, and that is the real battle, that all the see it coming from the gulf of mexico is tainted with oil. the report and he was the plan does not help people get back to work and ultimately earn money and. >> from louisiana for as there. there is lots more on our website -- bbc.com
. for more on that, we go to kristin dahlgren, live in louisiana with more. ood morning. >> good morning to you, lynn. day 150 and that relief well that they started drilling shortly after this a started has finally intersected with the mccondo well some 2 1/2 miles below the floor of the gulf. admiral thad allen said that the two wells were connected and that the next step was to pump mud and cement down into that well to permanely seal it off. obviously, great news for people in this area, but really just one step in their recovery. oil ctinues to wash ashore. and this week, thousands of dead fish. take a look at these pictures. looks almost like a graph grave there. scientists say it was caused by lack of oxygen and it's not uncommon here, but people are asng that the oil disbursants didn't play into that. tony hayward defended 's safety record this week as he testified in britain. he said there's no need to rethink deep water drilling. meantime, here in louisiana, there's also a push to lift that moratorium on deep water drilling and get drillers back to work. >> kristin dahlgren in
. there is the louisiana offshore oil platform. there is a refinery and storage system that is set up. are you confident now, particularly after the experience you just came through, that you have the resources and the organization and structure, both from the coast guard and the government and industry assets to deal with and it will spell or greater if it comes along? >> absolutely. we will take a look at this spill and how the equipment performed. i am being flooded by people with proposals for different types of technology that might respond to something like this in the future. we responded in an unprecedented way. we followed all types of coast guard forces down there, from people to some of our very person told ships. -- a very cumbersome style ships. -- to some of our versatile ships. >> what things have you discovered? >> the commission is taking a look at it. we have the marine casualty investigation going on. it is premature to say that anything is a weakness. we are pleased overall in the way we responded and we will take a deliberate approach looking at the entire case and come up with some
was appointed governor of louisiana and head of the army later on. he arrived in august, 1769, and took formal possession of louisiana for spain. think of new orleans and cuba, in particular havana, governors there were also in cuba so there was all this traveling from one city to another because later when i got my ph.d. from tulaine university and i went to the irish channel. it's interesting, the irish history connected with new orleans. so the o'reilly family has been in louisiana for centuries. in cuba, nobody remembers him but it was the street of calle oreilly, famous until the 50's for its banks and bookstores. it was one of the favorite streets of (inaudible) secretary of the spanish count of fernandino, my grandfather, another irish man feeling at home in havana. there, at the busy corner of calle street and oreilly was a cafe bakery owned by a catelan. it was described by many foreigners, in particular british and irish who lived in havana at the time, as one of the best order and most elegant cafes in the world. its large door led to a main floor with a fantastic stone floor. i saw
to kristin dahlgren, live in for us in louisiana with more. kristin, good morning. >> good morning to you, lynn. day 150 and word that that relief well that they started drilling shortly after this all started has finally intersected with the 2 1/2 miles below the floor of the gulf. admiral thad allen said that the two wells were connected and that the next step was to pump mud and cement down into that well to permanently seal it off. one step in the recovery. oil continues to wash ashore. and take a look at these pictures. so many dead fish. almost looks like a gravel road. scientists say it was caused by lack of oxygen and it's not uncommon here, but people are asking that the oil dispersants didn't play into that. meantime, bp's outgoing ceo tony hayward inflamed so many temperses defended bp's record testifying in britain saying there is no need to rethink deepwater drilling. meantime, here in louisiana, a push to start up the deepparty drilling to get the oil workers back to work. >> kristen dahlgren in venice, louisiana, thank you. >>> a powerful storm that rocked the new york city
. >>> now to the gulf of mexico and the louisiana coast, where residents are hoping they've heard the last from bp's blownout well. nbc's chief environmental affairs correspondent anne thompson has been following this story from the beginning. she joins us tonight from houma, louisiana. ann? >> reporter: good evening, lester. late tonight, the crew of the development driller 3 will perform a pressure test on the cement seal at the bottom of the macondo well. it wants to see if that seal can withstand 1150 pounds of pressure per square inch for about a half hour. if it does, then it's up to national incident commander thad allen to declare this well dead once and for all. before the final pressure test can be conducted, workers had to bring up the drill pipe. coming out in 125-foot sections from the relief well. this is john wright's 41st relief well, but this spill and its impact, he says, make it the most important of his career. >> the fact that it had done so much damage, we were able to help solve and fix something that so many people wanted and needed fixed as quickly as possible. >>
foot cutters, called the fast response cutters, are being built down in louisiana. we will probably build four to six per year for the next three years. we have reformed our acquisition programs. but we have built up capacity and now we have just chris in our third national security cover -- we have just christendom our third national security cutter. we're hopeful to build that portion of the fleet out. and then we will start working on our medium endurance cutters. that is probably what i view as my biggest challenge, as commandant is to recapitalize and powerfully. >> how long will the coast guard be in that area? dealing with the oil spill there. >> first, that is the eighth coast guard district. we live there. our people are part of the communities down there. they are affected just as much as the people of louisiana are affected because we make our business the water down there as well. we're not going to go away. we will remain until this is cleaned up. >> what role will you play? >> will be supervising the cleanup. its british petroleum has pledged to stay down there to rest
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just left of the site that caused the massive bp oil spill with about 80 miles off the louisiana coast. there are reports that 12 are in the water, one person is missing. the coast guard says that helicopters, boats, and airplanes are all headed to that site. we will have much more as soon as it becomes available. meanwhile, today at noon, we're following two other big stories for you. first, all eyes continue to watch hurricane earl. coastal committees from new england are watching the powerful category 4 storm. we will take off like team coverage from one of the beaches in a moment. first, the latest on a story that had the nation's attention, focused on the washington suburb. employees at the discovery communications building in silver spring are trickling back to work after yesterday's toxic situation that brought the area to a standstill. courtney is talking to the employees were back in the building today. we begin with at police headquarters where we just got an update. what is the latest there? investigators have been working around the clock throughout the night, both inside a
another oil rig explosion off the coast of louisiana. we're hearing people are in the water. we have few details but we'll give you an update. >>> and the candidates for the senate go on attack. >>> and what effect foreclosures are having on your health. >> ...berber carpet. it was ahole bowl oftew. nooo. why? i could ha saved this one. i could have saved this e. ♪ cal >>> we are following breaking news of an explosion at an oil rig in the gulf of mexico at the coast -- off the coast of louisiana. according to the coast guard, 13 people were on board the rig. they have all been accounted for. twelve are in the water and one is injured. the site of the explosion is 80 miles mouth of ver -- south of vermilian bay and this is west of the site where the oil spill occurred. the coast guard says the rig is on fire. helicopters and ships are on their way to the site. and there's no word yet if any oil is leaking as a result of this morning's explosion. >>> time is 8:45. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for you right now. investigators are checking ef
want to louisiana and did a lot of research. what reception did you get there? what obstacles did you find? well -- it depends on which decade you are talking about. i did research, actually starting in from the time i was very small. and we went back every summer even though i was born here in berkeley, as a matter of fact we went back every summer to louisiana and i was always interested and did a lot of -- um -- both formal and informal research. starting in the 50's and the 60's. and i will tell you that when i first startd that research and a lot of the research i did in that time period was i was largely unaided by any official source. i would go to the courthouse and i would ask for records. they would not give them to me. it was just -- it was very clearly -- it was very clear they were not going to give them to me. >> what records were you asking for? >> i was looking for land records. i was looking for records of the fredues. the concept was there were black fredues and white fredues and there was not an acceptance of me setting out to prove they were commingleded even tho
that somewhat unbelievably another oil platform in the gulf of mexico off louisiana has caught fire. all 13 men on board survived. it's about 200 miles away from the bp location. we'll have an update on that in a moment. first, instead of great urgency to folks up and down the east coast, hurricane earl. category three, it's headed north. it's a storm as big as the state of california. ocean waves at the center of this have been 29 feet high. the storm hasn't jogged as much or as soon as forecasters had hoped. it's bad news for the coast of north carolina first off where it will arrive in the next 12-hour window. our team is in place. we begin with the storm -- where it is, where it's headed. veteran hurricane specialist brian norcross at the weather channel with more. brian, what's the last update telling you? >> reporter: we've got the radar, brian. good evening. there's your hurricane and there's the business part of the hurricane. that's the eye, now within view of land-based radar. it looks like it will be in the vicinity of cape hatteras about eight hours from now. the worst part of it, r
off louisiana, but no one was killed and it appears no oil was spilled. sandra hughes has that story. >> reporter: flames could be seen from a distance on an oil production platform located 100 miles off the louisiana coast. the explosion and fire on the ver canmilion platform. one person was injured. mariner energy owns the platform. >> mariner has done an initial fly jo flyover of the facility. there was no spill around the facility. we will do another one later today. >> reporter: unlike the bp deepwater oil rig that killed 11 in april, this is an oil production platform operating in only 340 feet of water. and according to its owner, is a small oil producer. >> daily production is on the order of 1,400 barrels. >> reporter: still, this accident was enough to get the governor of louisiana's attention. >> the company suspects what is burning now is what was actually in storage. >> reporter: the white house says, at this point, thursday's accident, can't be compared to april's explosion, which triggered the worst oil spill in u.s. history. >> we obviously have response assets ready
want to thank the asian shaft -- chef association, offering the best louisiana on the bay area, and to help me find them, i would like to call upon the mayor's office of neighborhood services office manager, and she is going to say a special thank you. where is francis? claudine? is she coming? is francis here? yes, well, you can help me thank them. >> we want to say a special thanks to the shaft -- chef. francis was going to make this presentation, but it is on behalf of the chef, the owner and executive chef and also peter wong. here we are. come on, everybody. they did a great job. >> the chef will be the incoming chair person of the chef association. it will be with us every year catering and contributing to our community. we want to express our appreciation, and thank you so much. [applause] >> we are all about good food and pictures, of course. we would love for you to say a few words. >> good evening. it is such an honor for us to be here tonight. in the partner of the asian chef association , and in the founder of -- i am the founder of chefs without borders. for us to
it was going to be that big. >>repprter: residents in louisiana say they'll be left get any phone free only at verizon when you buy the hot new samsung fascinate with its super amoled screen. get a free samsung intensity, a free blackberry bold or any other phone in our lineup. don't miss out. offer ends soon. buy a samsung fascinate and any other phone is free. only at verizon. it sure doesn't feel like it. -pit's like a summer weekend. >> it'' kind of funny because our temperatures will go back up a little bit as we roubd out the week and a ffw ssowers and thunddestorrs like spring weathee. kind of interesting.. beautiffl day out there. we're going to see nice conditions that are going to be settling in. looks like we will see not much activity going on. >>> as we say in arabicc >>>>flyinggtomatoes create lots  >>> the americaa hiker just released from a flven iran is speaking out tonight for the first time since returning to u.s. soil. she was freed on tuesday after being held for 13 months. oday she expressed >>> tomatoe s start their jouuney to becooing saucc or paste at an eeent
of the week's news. >> woodruff: and tom bearden, in morgan city, louisiana, looks at how even the b.p. oil spill couldn't stop the 75th annual shrimp and petroleum festival. despite a lot of concerns about the future, this town is ready to party. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the august jobs report turned out a mixed bag of results today. there were slight improvements in the private sector, but they were not enough to reduce overall unemployment. ray suarez has our story. >> suarez: more people found work in construction as the summer closed, and in hospitals and other health care work. in all, private employers added 67,000 jobs, a modest gain, but better than expected. at the same time, the public sector shed 121,000 positions, most of them temporary census jobs. the bottom line
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